‘Showers for the Homeless’ by David G. Wins the GSP Seed Funding Competition 2017!
Updated: Apr 30, 2019
It is our pleasure to announce that we have selected David G. as the winner and Bushra Al-Sou’b as the runner-up of this year’s Glocal Service Project Seed Funding Competition!
GCI’s annual GSP Seed Funding Competition awards US$1,000 to an Ambassador who has established a well-scoped and thoughtful plan to kick-start their Glocal Service Project. The competition serves to empower Ambassadors to design and implement feasible solutions towards challenges in their local communities. This year, we received so many quality applications that we created a second prize of $500.
David was awarded the $1,000 prize during the annual Upstander Celebration hosted by Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) on April 27 in Los Angeles, California. FHAO is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
We are extremely proud of both David and Bushra. Learn more about their Glocal Service Projects below.
David’s project, “Showers for the Homeless”, is his first step towards helping people in his native Los Angeles lift themselves out of homelessness. We are in awe of David’s vision to create a network of service providers to holistically tackle this issue together, as it shows he sees his Glocal Service Project as a collaborative and sustainable social venture that will help his community for years to come.
Bushra’s Kan Shab Wa Shaab addresses elderly isolation by creating groups of students that dedicate their free time to provide much needed attention and friendships to her community’s elders. As her native Jordan does not provide government services to the elderly, Bushra is shaping her community’s perspective and engagement to create long-lasting change.